Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 67
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001)
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Photo of DrDoitchbig
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I just got done finishing off the Russian interpretation of a Hefeweizen in Baltika #8 and I figured it would be a good idea to cap off the night with this Hacker-Pschorr to confirm the areas in which the Baltika lacked.

Appearance: The color is somewhere in between a straw yellow and amber. Poured with a decently sized two finger head that stuck around for about half of the glass and then faded down to just a collar.

Smell: The dominant smell seems to be clove, there's an overall spiciness that was completely lacking in the Baltika I just had. Following up the clove are some banana-esque aromas.

Taste: Following the smell the Hacker strikes a good balance between the spiciness of the clove and the fruity banana tones. They complement each other very well. After the two dominant tones there is some apparent yeast and just the faintest hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to borderline full bodied. Kind of surprised here, this is richer and more creamy than most wheat beers I've had. Nice crisp finish, highly enjoyable.

Drinkability: As I mentioned this beer to me strikes a very good balance between it's sweeter fruity side and the spicy, yeasty side. It's definitely a solid Hefeweizen and has inspired me to further explore the catagory.

Overall I pretty much said it all in drinkability. Based on the strengths of this brew I will definitely be picking up some more Hefeweizens. It'll be a nice departure from the big beers I usually set my sights on.

Photo of wheatyweiss
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25 ounce bottle into a weiss glass.

Pours a medium apricot with a generous could and a frothy thick, rich head with decent lasting power. Average for a hefe.

Aroma is wheat and weiss yeast. Astringent band-aid aromas with a slight hop hint. Coriander and a little lemon

Flavor is wheaty malt, crisp with a nice citrus zest rider. Sweetness of honey and spices ride the middle. Black licorice and bitter rind. Finishes clean but sweet, crisp.

Mouthfeel is decent, medium with a nice amount of carbonation .

Drinkability is very good. A flavorful beer that is infinitely sessionable.

As traditional as a hefe can get.

Photo of seand
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thick foamy white head. Some amount of head retains, and leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Almost like Belgian-style spices, yeasty and sweet with banana notes.

T: Sweet and pleasant, some yeast, but a relatively simple flavor profile.

M: Medium body, fairly carbonated, some near chewiness and a nicely dry finish. Works pretty well over all, if a touch high on the carbonation.

D: Drinks quite easily -- I'd probably have another if I had one on hand.

Photo of washburnkid
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a weizen.

A: A lovely burnt tangerine hue; the head is beige and fills up the weizen glass beautifully. Very hazy, good retention, and deliciously frothy lace.
S: Coriander, spices, ripe citrus and zest, hints of vanilla. This smells so amazing.
T: Oranges and coriander dominate. Refreshing crisp wheat. The malt seems slightly toasted, which is a nice touch. Tang at the very tail end of the sip. This is what I expect in a hefe.
M: Fitting medium to high carbonation. Medium body and good residuals.
D: Nothing makes me happier than having a 12oz bottle of weisse fill up a .5L glass. It fills me up with happiness. :) What an incredible beer. An easy weizen favorite!

Photo of icetraxx
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my third time having this beer.

A: Pours a nicely hazy, almost opaque, pale hay color. The pour produces a 4-5 finger head that fizzles down to a one finger head by the time you finish the beer. The head is extremely rich and creamy. This is the best looking beer of the style that I have had and may be one of the best looking beers I've ever seen. There is some lacing, but not too much, I feel this does not distract from the fact this has a virtually perfect appearance for the style.

S: Clove is dominate, but the other complexities of the smell are completely lost due to the lack of aroma in this beer.

T: The flavors seem unusually muted compared to the on-tap version of this beer. Clove is very noticeable with banana lingering on the after-taste, malt is the dominating character in the flavor of this beer. There is a nice muted tart sensation and the slightest tingle of crisp dryness on the finish. Hops are muted, but thankfully not missing. The yeasty characters of this beer are muted compared to other examples of this style. I feel this beer also lacks the "heartiness" of other examples of this style. Complexities are missing.

M: Starchy and rather thick for the style, on par with Weihenstephan yet the creamy head gives this beer a mouthfeel advantage over others.

D: Extremely high, extremely refreshing. I could put away a "big gulp" of this!

O: A relatively available weisse that won't blow you away, but it doesn't quite come up short. This beer could be a great gateway Hefeweizen to entice your palate to try more flavorful (yet usually more expensive) beers of the style. Expect better things to come out of the tap than in the bottle.

Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an unexpected surprise this one was. Poured from a bottle into an Allagash tulip glass.

A: Gorgeous cloudy gold with amber hues. A big, off-white creamy head.

S: Malt, wheat, toasted bananas, apple juice and a faint note of fresh orange peel. Smells complex.

T: Starts out with lemons and finishes with apples. In between we have lots of wheat, toasted bananas and citrus. A light alcohol burn in the finish produces an almost "numbness" in the back of the mouth.

D: A beer you sip and enjoy. For an entire evening.

Value: Excellent. I picked up a six pack for $8.99. This beer is on par with Belgians that cost twice that. Go Germany!

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful cloudy peach hef color with a nice white head that lingers unusually well for the style and leaves ok lacing.

Nose is mostly a straight up nostril raping of big bavarian banana bubble gum badassness. Huge wheat yeast, and slight clove spice are prominent.

Taste follows. Excellent german hef. Humungous wheat yeast flavors of banana and bubble gum mix well with subtle hints of clove and a mild dryness. The finish is nice and crisp without being too thin, and the aftertaste lingers for quite some time. Excellent.

Mouthfeel is damn close to ideal, if anything its ever so slightly too viscous. Nice medium high carbonation, and a great medium dryness.

As far as drinkability is concerned, this one has all the sessionability of a good hefeweizen. Could easily put away a few of these 500ml bottles and still be able to slap my belly and rub my head at the same time.

Overall, an excellent example of the style, and a very tasty hef. Definitely going to invest in a few more bottles of this as i will likely finish the three i bought tonight within the next couple hours. If you're looking to introduce someone to real hefeweizen, or just want to session some on your own, you can't go wrong with this one. Great price too. Great beer.

Photo of TheHammer
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nice cloudy orange with yellow notes that boasts a great deal of carbonation and a thumbs worth of head. The head sustained quite well, but sadly did not lace.

Smell: Banana smell dominates the nose, but only just barely as grain a wheat malt make and appearance with only the barest hint of cloves. Something however smells off, as an almost seltzer like quality seems to be present.

Taste: Starts with fairly tame wheat malt that is quickly turns to a banana flavor with notes of clove which progress through the beer as a citrus end eases the beer away nicely.

Mouthfeel: There is way too much carbonation going on with this beer and seems to hamper it a bit. It does transition well enough, but there is little in the way of aftertaste, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Drinkability: Yeah, this stuff would be great during the summer. Sweet but not too sweet, light, refreshing and goes down smoothly. The only issue is the excessive carbonation, which means the beer doesn't quite sit right.

Final Thoughts: All in all, a fairly good and well rounded Hefe. There are certainly better ones out there, but you certainly could do worse. The carbonation needs to be reigned in a little bit.

Photo of Haybeerman
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy orange color. Poured a 2 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention. Laced in thin rings.

S: Wheat malt, bananas and clove.

T: Wheat malt an dwet grains. Light colored fruits and citrus. Clove spice. Evenly bitter finish.

M: Medium body. MEdium carbonation. A fruity, buttery flavor lingered in the bitter finish.

D: Solid Weisse. Very drinkable.

Photo of NicholasCasber
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer poured an amazing cloudy orange. Left a brilliantly solid head, which lasted nearly the whole drink.

S: Smelled of a traditional wheat bier, very grainy, very rough, very bright. I feel the smell doesn't really showcase the taste that is about to come.

T: While most Weiss's are very strong and very harsh, this tended to provide that rough, fresh taste of grain that I was looking for, but finished smooth, and brilliant as a matter of fact.

M: This was a very full bodied bier for a weisse, which, was more than welcome. Left a buttery, and delicious flavor on the aftertaste.

D: While a decent drink, still not my favorite, but not horrible. As Weisse's go, so far one of my favorites.

Overall, I feel that this beer would be something that I could sit down, with a few rounds, and watch a soccer match, and just relax. Cheers.

Photo of rtepiak
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great form. one of the milder sweet hefs. wonderful head and color of creamy cloudy yellow/orange yellow. nose is a bit sweet of banana and clove. for a bottle still quite refreshing and dry. crisp for a bottle. sweet but not overly so. very delicate marzipan even. banana is mild. clove and apple is nice. floral finish that cleans the palate.

Photo of atis
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy light copper with large and dense off white head, sticky and dense patchy lacing. Aroma is cloves, fresh bread, some banana.

Taste is spicy wheat, followed by spicy and light sweet fruit, mostly banana and some citrus. The taste is quite complex, but on more on the milder side. Mouthfeel is smooth light-medium with moderate carbonation.

Simply excellent and one of my favourite Hefeweizens, I always buy a couple of these whenever I am in Germany.

Photo of bashiba
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy orange/yellow with a very thin white head with no retention or lacing to speak of.

The smell was light and lemony with a touch of bubblegum.

The flavor is a bit lemony with a light slightly sweet banana yeast flavor with a mild wheat backbone.

The mouthfeel was light and slightly slick.

Easy enough to drink, a very light and mild hefe.

Photo of illidurit
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Hazy yellowish gold with a thick, dense white head. Aroma is fresh bread, bananas, citrus and clove. Flavor is bananas and lighter citrus with a wheaty twang, vanilla, and clove. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than the best hefeweizens. Nice depth, easy to drink. Good beer.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A perennial favourite. 500ml bottle from the LCBO, poured into a weizenbier glass.

A very attractive opaque dark gold brew, leaves about an inch thick head that manages to hang on for most of the session.

Smell is wonderful: honey and butterscotch are dominant, followed by citrus, banana, spices and flowers.

The taste is what I've come to expect from a quality hefe: banana, malt, a bit of a bitter kick near the finish. Mouthfeel is medium thickness, good carbonation which leaves a gentle bite at the finish.

A first rate hefe, great for a session.

Photo of cudmud
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew has a nice deep, golden color with a strong head and good lacing. The head is also long lasting. In addition, the brew produces a steady stream of bubbles. In all, a pleasant looking beer.

The aroma is of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I also detect biscuits and hops.

The flavor is typical for the style: yeast, malt, and hops. This beer is a delight to drink.

The beer feels good in the mouth. It has just the right amount of carbonation. Likewise, this beer has a high degree of drinkability.

Photo of PEIBeerGuy
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In general, I don't like cloudy beers with yeast still in the bottle. So, when I was trying this one, my hopes weren't set too high. I was happily surprised.

Looks good... dark golden colour, cloudy, and with a tall head. The head sticks around fairly well, but left no lacing on my glass.

I actually liked the smell right away. Sort of a banana / butterscotch blend.

The taste... although it's out of my regular range, and is tough to compare to my favourites... I really like it. It has the notes I mentioned in the smell, plus a bit of citrus, a bit of spice/nut... it's quite nice!

There's nothing in the mouthfeel I can really fault. It's A-OK.

As for drinkability... the more I drink it, the more I like it. This is one nice beer.

Photo of BeerSingh
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had it on the way to DC from New Jersey, from bottle into a brandy balloon :

A - Golden yellow wiith massive head

S - Malt, banana and cloves. Very spicy

T - Spicy, fruity, sour with a good hop balance

M - Good, chunky asnd chewy

D - One of the better hefeweisses out there

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, bananas, light malts, hints of lemon & spice and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with bready flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet and complementary flavors of bananas, spices and citrus come in. The hops presence is mild but on-target for the style and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is beer has everything that you look for in a Hefeweizen and is a very good beer to drink for a long time.

Photo of noknife83
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured into a pint glass, golden yellow in color and a little bit cloudy, with thick creamy foamy head. has a slight bitterness at first taste followed by nice smooth sweetness. It's hard for me describe why this is such a good beer, but it is. Until trying this beer I thought I didn't like Hefeweizen, I guess I just hadn't tried a good one. I will definitely be getting this beer again in the future.

Photo of r0nyn
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass from a 500 ml bottle.

A hazy golden yellow color that is darker at the wider top than the thinner bottom, as is expected. There's a thick, creamy and fluffy head that takes its time in dissipating, leaving a good amount of lacing. Smell is typical banana with cloves and quite a bit of yeastiness as well. Maybe a little too much. Not the most exceptional hefeweizen I've sniffed, but it's quite serviceable.

Taste is a bit on the sweetish side, with some slight hints of banana and a lot of maltiness. There's also some prevalent yeastiness that lingers throughout the sip. Not really any hoppiness of which to speak, nor was any expected. Definite bready quality as well which composes the chewy finish into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very, very creamy, which was a pleasant and welcome surprise. Felt great on the tongue coupled with the lightish body and carbonation. One of the nicest hefeweizens I've ever gotten to roll around in my mouth.

As with most hefes, this beer is pretty drinkable, given the low alcohol content, pleasing mouthfeel and nice taste. Quite refreshing and definitely worth a try. I'd definitely drink more of this if given the chance.

Photo of decimator
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Poured a cloudy deep gold-orange color with a puffy 2" head which slowly dissipated. Very good lacing. Looks very appealing.

S - Bananas, sugar and fresh baked bread with a little spice & citrus in the background.

T - Malt sweetness, some citrus sourness, a bit of spiciness and a hint of hop bitterness. Good balance of flavors.

M - Smooth & creamy with tangy carbonation.

D - Very drinkable and quite satisfying.

One of my favorite Hefeweizens.

Photo of koolk
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in Munich 09 ex 500mL swingtop

Pours a lovely cloudy orange with a strong rocky white head on top. Solid carbonation.

Fruity aroma with banana and some citrus note mixing with clove. Nothing special, but ticks all the boxes.

More fruit than spice on the palate but also has a strong clove finish. Good flavour, medium intenbsity for a hefe.

Mouthfeel is where this beer is at...creamy, high carbonation, full and tart. Balanced and pretty classy.

High drinkability. Cheap, cheerful and a pleasure. Went well with my Weisswurst at 11 in the morning! More please - and plenty of it when it is this fresh.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on September 3, 2009.

Nice head with a cream/cloud looks. The beer is copper color, a little dark and very hazy. The smell is yeast and banana. A belgium smell... :) On the taste side, I get some bubbles gum and banana... hehe funny. Medium body. Very refreshing just like a good Hefeweizen. A good beer. Drinkability is near excellent.

Photo of NightINgale
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange body, with loads of bubbles and a creamy rich head. Some nice lacing as well as good head retention.

S: A pronounced wheat smell with fruity notes (banana, citrus). Some clove spiciness is present, but, overall, this is more of a fruity hefe-weizen.

T: A very balanced, sweet fruity taste, going into a wheaty bread-like finish. Plenty of banana and lemon notes. Over all, this tastes like a typical hefe-weizen, no more and no less.

M: Almost medium bodied. The carbonation is a bit high for it to be smooth. Over time, it drops, and yet this is a bit too effervescent.

D: Quite high. This is a very thirst-quenching and easy-drinking beer.

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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